Belgian Sheepdog

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Breed Group: Herding
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A member of the herding group, the Belgian Sheepdog does exceptionally well in herding and guarding. An intelligent and affectionate breed, the Belgian Sheepdog does best in a country environment, but can do well in home life. This breed has very strong protective instincts and does well as a guard dog.
Attentive, alert, loving, and smart, the Belgian Sheepdog requires firm socialization at an early age as they tend to be very protective of their owners and territory. Nipping at ankles is a common trait for this breed, as they still possess a strong herding instinct.
This is a very high-energy breed, and should always have a job to do. If not properly entertained or left alone for long periods, this breed can become destructive. The Belgian Sheepdog can do well with children, but can present aggressive behavior towards other dogs. Does well with other household pets if properly socialized.
Daily combing and/or brushing is required for this long, straight haired breed. Should be brushed down all the way to the undercoat to prevent tangles or matts. The Belgian Sheepdog does shed heavily during warmer seasons, and grooming is particularly important during this time.
The Belgian Sheepdog has somewhat of a harsh texture to his coat, but it should be neither silky nor wiry. A full double coat, the outercoat should remain coarse yet soft, and the undercoat should be dense and fluffy.
The Belgian Sheepdog requires an experienced handler, and firm training. This dog is very intelligent and is eager to please his owner. This breed does exceptionally well in obedience and working sports as it was originally bred for herding.
The Belgian Sheepdog would do best with at least an average sized yard but is given proper exercise, can do well without one. Long brisk walks are required if this breed is to live without a yard. This breed does best when off lead in a safe and fenced in area.
60-65 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Belgian Sheepdog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Belgian Sheepdog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Belgian Sheepdog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Belgian Sheepdogs sold is $2,000.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Belgian Sheepdog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,000 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Belgian Sheepdog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Belgian Sheepdogs sold is $1,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,000.00
Average Price: $1,200.00
Top Quality: $3,000.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 137 Belgian Sheepdog puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Belgian Sheepdog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Belgian Sheepdogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Belgian Sheepdog Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 137 Belgian Sheepdog dogs.
  • 1. Guta
  • 2. Jack
  • 3. Arlo
  • 4. Bella
  • 5. Blue
  • 6. Blackie
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Harley
  • 9. Django
  • 10. Copper
  • 11. Coal
  • 12. Cindy
  • 13. Boys
  • 14. Blue Boy
  • 15. Pink Girl
  • 16. Orange Boy
  • 17. Onyx / Shale
  • 18. Obsidian
  • 19. Nicole
  • 20. Nic

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Here on our organic Vermont farm we breed AKC Belgian Tervuren carefully from healthy champion lines. Our dogs and line are OFA hips and elbows, thyroid, DNA, eye tested, and backed by a health guarantee. Dogs eat premium kibble, as well as raw organic chicken and eggs. Pups are born in the home, socialized daily with children, other dogs, and farm animals to ensure a solid temperament. Both silver lines and mahogany,( russet under black veil coloring), as well as red are available, all beautiful and long double coats. These dogs make wonderful farm guards, loyal hiking companions, therapy and work assistants, agility stars, and family pets. They are friendly, alert, aware, intelligent and responsive to training. Visitors are welcome to the farm by appointment, all breeding dogs live on site. Flowerpower VT facebook has many prior litter pictures and references, as well as .

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Anonymous asked:
I was planning on getting a gronendael as my first dog. I’ve been doing a lot of research and the only thing I’m not sure on is, what exactly is giving the dog a “job” to do. I know I was already planning on having him trained enough to do things like walk between my legs and walk backwards but not to the extent where I’m trying to do dog shows or herd animals. So really my question is, is doing trainings during their walks or even at home enough to keep them entertained? Or do they need to be consistently performing something?



The Groenendael, or Belgian Sheepdog is a very active, loyal and lively breed of dog. They are smart, they are intuitive, and they problem solve with the best of them. What it mainly means for this breed is that they are not a 'leave at home for 8+ hours a day with a walk on the weekends' type of dog. This breed needs an active lifestyle, every day, no matter the weather. They need an average of 1.5 - 2 hours of exercise a day. That means a good substantial walk/run in the morning and again in the evening. If this breed gets bored, they can become destructive, loud (excessive barking), and neurotic. A 'job' in this day and age when dogs are more likely to be pets than working animals is more along the lines of the commitment an owner has to training and keeping the dog busy and their mind activated. This breed does amazing at Obedience Trials, Rally-O, and Agility. Even if you do not plan to compete, it would be beneficial to you and your dog to take some classes. This way you have more activities to do with your dog while out on walks or to exercise and interact with your dog. Keep your dogs mind and body engaged and you will have a wonderful companion for many years to come.


Keep it busy. A Groenendael will always be busy whether or not you give it something to do. By giving it something to do whether it is a game, training, proper toys to play with, or herding sheep, it will not find destructive behaviors to engage in. They are wonderful, smart dogs, and can make excellent pets, but they do require time and patience. Left to their own devices, you will be amazed at the things they can do! It is best to keep them busy and not find out! LOL!

Anonymous asked:
My husband and I recently adopted a 7-year-old Belgian Sheepdog. She was a breeder at a puppy mill and is basically feral. I don't think she ever had a good interaction with people. My question is, do you have any advice on anything that will help? She is very smart but so scared any advice is appreciated.

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First off, thank you for rescuing such a beautiful dog. She will thank you one day for it too. Secondly, it is time to consult a Positive Reinforcement trainer, as they will give you all the tools to help your dog come out of her shell. For now, keep the house calm and quiet, don't talk at her, look at her or move towards her too quickly. Let her come to you and praise with food and a smile. But don't look her straight in the eye if she is frightened. It is a sign of a challenge and you can frighten her more. Talk to a local trainer and they can help you with more.

Anonymous asked:
Are there any health issues that are common in Belgian Sheepdogs?



The health issues most commonly associated with the Belgian Sheepdog are hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), cancer, anesthesia sensitivity and hypothyroidism. Not all dogs will get any/all of these problems. Finding a good breeder that is striving to rid these health problems from the breed will give you the best chance at getting a pup that will live a long and healthy life.


That is really NOT corrrect. Belgian Shepherds have only about 4% chance to get problems with hips, elbows or eyes and PRA is NOT existing in this breed at all. I think somebody was mixing this breed with Golden Retriever, Labrador or German Shepherd...


The first comment IS CORRECT. Belgians can see all/any of these issues. Most of these are poly-genetic issues that require a breeder well versed in pedigree inheritance to figure out how to "not double up on these issues". Please refer to the parent club website for additional information on health issues in this breed... and if someone tells you that this breed doesn't have known health issues - run far away from them as they are full of BS.

Anonymous asked:
Do Belgian Sheepdogs shed?



Yes, Belgian Sheepdogs shed or blow coat at least once a year and need their coat brushed and cared for.


Our Belgian Sheepdog sheds twice a year. We tease about it being twice for 6 months at a time. For the most part, a weekly brushing will work until spring or fall then a daily brushing is recommended. If you keep your Belgian Sheepdog clean, you can even save up the downy undercoat that comes out by the handful and use it for insulating, stuffing or even quilting.

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Are Belgian Sheepdogs good with Chows?

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Absolutely! I would say that they are good with any dog breed you can name, Belgians seem to love other dogs, as well as most animals they are introduced to properly. Their farm dog background sets them up to have a happy, well-adjusted attitude that can "adopt" any species into their family. With a good Belgian, you should have no problems with any animal at all. If it is playful they love to play! If it tells them to back off, (like a grouchy cat) they'll generally resign themselves to leaving it respectfully alone. A properly socialized puppy should get along well with absolutely anyone it meets, even humans. That being said, a Belgian has strong protective instincts, so if one of their "adopted family members" are threatened, they're going to have a fit about it. Belgian Shepherds are all around really great dogs.

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Updated: 7/4/2022